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Elizabethan Drama and the Viewer's Eye

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Elizabethan Stage Conventions and Modern Interpreters

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780521311618
Pages : 204 pages
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Download Elizabethan Stage Conventions and Modern Interpreters PDF Format Full Free by Alan C. Dessen and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1984 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alan Dessert samples about four hundred manuscripts and printed plays to record the original staging conventions of the age of Shakespeare. After studying the stage properties, movements and configurations implicit in recurrent phrases and stage directions, he concludes that Elizabethan spectators, less concerned with realism than later generations, were used to receiving a kind of theatrical shorthand transmitted by the actors from the playwright. Professor Dessert both describes this shorthand (e.g. the use of nightgowns, boots and dishevelled hair) and draws attention to the implications of his findings for modern interpreters, addressing not only critics and teachers but also editors, actors and directors.


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The Unmasking of Drama

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Publisher : Wayne State University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780814325988
Pages : 213 pages
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Download The Unmasking of Drama PDF Format Full Free by Jonathan Baldo and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Hamlet to Coriolanus and Timon of Athens, Shakespeare's tragedies constitute the most strenuous attempts within English Renaissance tragedy to unmask its representational practices and to penetrate its own ordering principles. Baldo evaluates the theater's economical means of representation, its heavy reliance on the authority of generalizing, and its assumption of a translatability between visual and verbal signs.


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Themes and Conventions of Elizabethan Tragedy

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Publisher : Foundation Books
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ISBN 13 : 9788175963276
Pages : 284 pages
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Download Themes and Conventions of Elizabethan Tragedy PDF Format Full Free by Bradbrook and published by Foundation Books. This book was released on 2016-08 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first edition of this book formed the basis of the modern approach to Elizabethan poetic drama as a performing art, an approach pursued in subsequent volumes by Professor Bradbrook. Its influence has also extended to other fields; it has been studied by Grigori Kozintsev and Sergei Eisenstein for instance. Conventions of open stage, stylized plot and characters, and actors' traditions of presentation are realted to the special expectations which a rhetorical training produced in the listeners. The general discussion of tragic conventions is followed by individual studies of how these were used by Marlowe, Tourneur, Webster and Middleton. For this second edition, Professor Bradbrook has revised her material and written a new introduction. A new final chapter on performance and characterization describes the conventions of role-playing. Dramatists before and after Shakespeare are compared with him in their methods of showing a complex identity on stage. This chapter also considers the work of Marston, Chapman and Ford in relation to the themes and conventions studied in earlier chapters.


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The Doctrine of Election and the Emergence of Elizabethan Tragedy

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 13 : 140085671X
Pages : 342 pages
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Download The Doctrine of Election and the Emergence of Elizabethan Tragedy PDF Format Full Free by Martha Tuck Rozett and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2014-07-14 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This compelling argument for the link between Calvinism in English religious life and the rise of tragedy on the Elizabethan stage draws on a variety of material, including theological tracts, sermons, and dramatic works beginning with sixteenth-century morality plays and continuing through Marlowe's career and the beginning of Shakespeare's. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


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The Elizabethan Theatre and "The Book of Sir Thomas More''

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1501742647
Pages : 184 pages
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Costumes and Scripts in the Elizabethan Theatres

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Publisher : University of Alberta
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ISBN 13 : 9780888642264
Pages : 376 pages
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Download Costumes and Scripts in the Elizabethan Theatres PDF Format Full Free by Jean MacIntyre and published by University of Alberta. This book was released on 1992 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the ways in which costumes were acquired and used in conjunction with the repertory of the principal London acting companies, mainly during the years 1594-1621.


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Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England

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Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780838639283
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England PDF Format Full Free by John Pitcher and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 2001-11 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England is an international volume published every year in hardcover, containing essays and studies as well as book reviews of the many significant books and essays dealing with the cultural history of medieval and early modern England as expressed by and realized in its drama exclusive of Shakespeare.


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Shakespeare's Theatre

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN 13 : 9780826477767
Pages : 570 pages
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Download Shakespeare's Theatre PDF Format Full Free by Hugh Macrae Richmond and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 570 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Under an alphabetical list of relevant terms, names and concepts, the book reviews current knowledge of the character and operation of theatres in Shakespeare's time, with an explanation of their origins>


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Shakespeare's Theatre

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1136113649
Pages : 220 pages
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Download Shakespeare's Theatre PDF Format Full Free by Peter Thomson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-06-17 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reviews of the First Edition `...valuable and enjoyable reading for all studying Shakespeare's plays.' Following in the patternestablished by John Russell Brown for the excellent series (Theatre and Production Studies), he provides first an account of Shakespeare's company, then a study of three individual plays Twelfth Night, Hamlet and Macbeth as performed by the company. Peter Thomson writes in a crisp, sharp, enlivening style.' TLS '`...the best analysis yet of Elizabethan acting practices, excavated form the texts themselves rather than reconstructed on basis of one monolithic theory, and an essay on Hamlet that is a model of Critical intelligence and theatrical invention.' Yearbook of English Studies `Synthesizes the important facts and summarizes projects with a vigorous prose style, and expertly applies his experience in both practical drama and academic teaching to his discussion.' Review of English Studies


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Dramatic Geography

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0198806817
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Dramatic Geography PDF Format Full Free by Laurence Publicover and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017-09-21 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on early modern plays which stage encounters between peoples of different cultures, this book asks how a sense of geographical location was created in early modern theatres that featured minimal scenery. While previous studies have stressed these plays' connections to a historical Mediterranean in which England was increasingly involved, this volume demonstrates how their dramatic geography was shaped through a literary and theatrical heritage. Reading canonical plays including The Merchant of Venice, The Jew of Malta, and The Tempest alongside lesser-known dramas such as Soliman and Perseda, Guy of Warwick, and The Travels of the Three English Brothers, Dramatic Geography illustrates how early modern dramatists staging foreign worlds drew upon a romance tradition dating back to the medieval period, and how they responded to one another's plays to create an 'intertheatrical geography'. These strategies shape the plays' wider meanings in important ways, and could only have operated within the theatrical environment peculiar to early modern London: one in which playwrights worked in close proximity, in one instance perhaps even living together while composing Mediterranean dramas, and one where they could expect audiences to respond to subtle generic and intertextual negotiations. In reassessing this group of plays, Laurence Publicover brings into conversation scholarship on theatre history, cultural encounter, and literary geography; the book also contributes to current debates in early modern studies regarding the nature of dramatic authorship, the relationship between genre and history, and the continuities that run between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries.


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Disguise on the Early Modern English Stage

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ISBN 13 : 9780754641520
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Disguise on the Early Modern English Stage PDF Format Full Free by Peter Hyland and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2011 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Disguise devices figure in many early modern English plays and an examination of them clearly affords an important reflection on the growth of early theatre as well as on important aspects of the developing nation. In this study, Hyland examines various conceptual and practical issues that provide a background to theatrical disguise and goes on to consider a range of plays under three broad headings: moral issues, social issues, and aesthetic issues.


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Theatre, Body and Pleasure

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ISBN 13 : 1136406328
Pages : 222 pages
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Download Theatre, Body and Pleasure PDF Format Full Free by Simon Shepherd and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-11 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Breaking new ground in the study of performance theory, this maverick and powerful project from renowned Renaissance scholar and queer theorist Simon Shepherd presents a unique take on theory and the physical reality of theatre. Examining a range of material, Theatre, Body, Pleasure addresses a significant gap in the literary and drama studies arenas and explores the interplay of bodily value, the art of bodies and the physical responses to that art. It explains first how the body makes meaning and carries value. Then it describes the relationships between time and space and body. The book’s features include: * large historical range, from medieval to postmodern * case studies offering close readings of written texts * examples of how to ‘read for the body’, exploring written text as a ‘discipline’ of the body * breadth of cultural reference, from stage plays through to dance culture * a range of theoretical approaches, including dance analysis and phenomenology Writing in accessible prose, Shepherd introduces new ways of analyzing dramatic text and has produced a book which is part theatre history, part dramatic criticism and part theatrical tour de force. Students of drama, theatre and performance studies and cultural studies will find this an absolute must read.


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Talking to the Audience

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN 13 : 0415332222
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Talking to the Audience PDF Format Full Free by Bridget Escolme and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique study investigates the ways in which the staging convention of direct address - talking to the audience - can construct selfhood, for Shakespeare's characters. By focusing specifically on the relationship between performer and audience, Talking to the Audience examines what happens when the audience are in the presence of a dramatic figure who knows they are there. It is a book concerned with theatrical illusion; with the pleasures and disturbances of seeing 'characters' produced in the moment of performance. Through analysis of contemporary productions Talking to the Audience serves to demonstrate how the study of recent performance helps us to understand both Shakespeare's cultural moment and our own. Its exploration of how theory and practice can inform each other make this essential reading for all those studying Shakespeare in either a literary or theatrical context.


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The Taming of the Shrew

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Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN 13 : 1440628394
Pages : 288 pages
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Download The Taming of the Shrew PDF Format Full Free by William Shakespeare and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2000-12-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare's controversial comedy. Featuring the tumultuous relationship of Petruchio and the headstrong Katherina, this popular comedy goes beyond courtship to explore what happens after a determined man marries a woman who refuses to be tamed. This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as: • An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater • A special introduction to the play by the editor, Robert B. Heilman • Sources from which Shakespeare derived The Taming of the Shrew • Dramatic criticism from Richard Hosley, Maynard Mack, Germaine Greer, and others • A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions • Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text • And more...


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Stages of Play

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Publisher : University of Delaware Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780874136142
Pages : 268 pages
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Download Stages of Play PDF Format Full Free by Michael W. Shurgot and published by University of Delaware Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rather than arguing for a "unified response" among spectators, as many scholars do, the book argues that when the plays are performed on thrust stages, the audience's reactions are actually seminal to the plays' intended dramatic effects.


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Shakespeare Scholars in Conversation

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 1476634955
Pages : 263 pages
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Download Shakespeare Scholars in Conversation PDF Format Full Free by Michael P. Jensen and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-07-15 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:  Twenty-four of today’s most prominent Shakespeare scholars discuss the best-known works in Shakespeare studies, along with some nearly forgotten classics that deserve fresh appraisal. An extensive bibliography provides a reading list of the most important works in the field. A filmography then lists the most important Shakespeare films, along with the films that influenced Shakespeare filmmakers. Interviewees include Sir Stanley Wells, Sir Jonathan Bate, Sir Brian Vickers, Ann Thompson, Virginia Mason Vaughan, George T. Wright, Lukas Erne, MacDonald P. Jackson, Peter Holland, James Shapiro, Katherine Duncan-Jones and Barbara Hodgdon.